Verification badges on channels

When you see a or  verification tick next to a YouTube channel's name, it means that YouTube has verified that channel. 

Apply for channel verification

You can submit a request for a channel verification once you have 100,000 subscribers. It looks like your channel isn't eligible yet.

If this seems wrong, make sure that you're signed in with the email address for the eligible channel. Click your profile picture in the top right-hand corner and choose that account.

To see if your channel is eligible to request verification, click Sign in in the top right-hand corner. 

We won't verify channels that are trying to impersonate another creator or brand. If we find that a channel is deliberately impersonating someone else, we may take additional action.

About verified channels 

If a channel is verified, it's the official channel of a creator, artist, company or public figure. Verified channels help distinguish official channels from other channels with similar names on YouTube.

Bear in mind…

  • Verified channels don't get extra features on YouTube. They also don't represent awards, milestones or endorsement from YouTube. For info on awards, learn more about YouTube's Creator Awards programme.
  • If your channel is verified, it will stay verified unless you change your channel name. If you change your channel name, the renamed channel won't be verified, and you'll need to reapply.
  • YouTube reserves the right to revoke verification or terminate channels that violate our Community Guidelines or the YouTube Terms of Service.
  • Verification has changed over time, so you may see many types of channels with verification on YouTube. 

Verified channel eligibility

To be eligible to apply for verification, your channel must reach 100,000 subscribers.

After you apply, we'll review your channel. We verify channels that:

  • Are authentic: Your channel must represent the real creator, brand or entity that it claims to be. We'll check different factors to help verify your identity, such as the age of your channel. We may also ask for more info or documentation.
  • Are complete: Your channel must be public and have a channel banner description, channel icon and content, and be active on YouTube.

In some cases, YouTube may also proactively verify channels with fewer than 100,000 subscribers that are well-known outside of YouTube.

Distinguish your channel without verification

If your channel isn't verified, here are some other ways to distinguish your channel from similar channels:

If someone is impersonating you or your channel, report it to us.
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